Plan B was enacted on Tuesday 13th October and the folk club met at Chiddingly village hall. The venue ? It was easy to find, welcoming, pleasantly warm and extremely comfortable. There were tea and coffee making facilities with excellent lavatories. 15 people could easily social distance inside. A well lit stage and superb acoustics added to the ambience and everyone performed better as a result.
I kicked off proceedings with one of my own songs “Man’s Best Friend” followed by “Fat Man and Wiggly Worms” and “He isn’t There Any More”
Simon left at this point to collect Roy from the 6 Bells
Mark was up next and sang 3 songs “Loving You” written by Leiber and Stoller and performed, most notably, by Elvis Presley “City Of Stars” from La La Land. Mark finished his initial 3 songs with a song written by Jackson C Frank called “Milk and Honey”. This song had been covered by Sandy Denny.
Simon had returned by this point and sang 3 songs.The first was “Went to the Doctors” by Loudon Wainwright IV, a Gillian Welsh song “Annabel”. He finished with his own composition about Elon Musk who, Simon told us, had put a polystyrene driver in a Tesla car and launched it into space where to this day is speeding through the solar system with Bowie’s “Space Oddity” playing.
Helga was next up with Leonard Cohen’s :Suzanne”, Joni Mitchell’s song “River” and then played “Boure” on her flute. Simon asked Helga to play 1 more song as she was the last performed. She performed “All Of Me” ( I think!)
I was next up with “No Going Back On Love”.
Mark played an instrumental version of the Pentangle song “I’ve Got A Feeling”
Simon ended off the evening with It Never Rains In Southern California
Did I tell you that the hall is a warm, comfortable, welcoming venue with great acoustics with a fabulous stage….?
See you next time!
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